IA Senate File 2111


State: Iowa
Signed: April 06, 2016

Effective: July 01, 2016
Chapter: 1054


Senate File 2111 exempts a peace officer or a certified law enforcement officer from having to use an official stamp when administering an oath or taking the acknowledgment of a signature.


Amends Iowa Code Section 9B.17.

  1. Clarifies that a peace officer or a certified law enforcement officer who administers an oath or takes the acknowledgment of a signature does not have procure and use an official stamp.

Under Iowa's Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, a Notary Public must purchase and use an official stamp when notarizing documents. The section on the official stamp (9B.17) exempts judicial officers performing a notarial act in accordance with state or federal authority, chief officers or a chief officer's designee certifying a peace officer's verification of a uniform citation and complaint from using an official stamp when performing these notarial acts. SF 2111 adds peace officers and certified law enforcement officers to this list of exemptions from the official stamp requirement. Under Iowa Code 9B.15, in lieu of using an official stamp these notarial officers are required to simply sign and date a notarial certificate, and add their title below their signature.

Read Senate File 2111.